Security Alert – Embassy Manama, January 3, 2020

Location:  Security awareness throughout Bahrain.  

Event:   In light of regional events, there is potential for spontaneous demonstrations or unrest to take place in Bahrain over the coming days, and possibly beyond.  While we have no information indicating a threat to American citizens, we encourage you to continually exercise the appropriate level of security awareness in regards to your personal security and in the face of any anti-U.S. activity that may arise in Bahrain.  We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local authorities.

Actions to Take:

  • Maintain a heightened sense of awareness.
  • Monitor local media for updates. 
  • If you encounter a demonstration, depart the area immediately and notify police by calling 999.

Assistance:

+973 1724-2700

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444